Water quality and consumption

Water quality and consumption is a major area of focus for sustainability, especially in an arid environment like Colorado.

Therefore, we work to reduce our water consumption and protect our water quality. The Colorado Convention Center’s water quality and conservation best practices address water quality and conservation methods including chemical management, water-efficient landscaping and irrigation, and building infrastructure (toilets, urinals, sinks, showers) efficiencies. The program tracks and records water consumption and establishes benchmarking goals.


  • Replaced the grass along 14th Street with native and drought-resistant plants. As a result, 75% less water is used to maintain these areas.
  • All toilets are low flow 1.6 gallons per flush
  • All urinals are low flow 0.5 gallons per flush
  • Cleaning supplies are bio-renewable
  • Water Submeters to allow for accurate monitoring of use
  • Permanent water bottle filling stations are installed at each water fountain to allow for easy use of refillable water bottles

Sustainable Tips

  • Looking for an easy way to reduce your water consumption? Ask Centerplate to NOT pre-fill pre-set water glasses on head tables or within meeting spaces.
  • Did you know one serving of beef can take up to 1,000 gallons of water to produce. When planning your menu, look for less water intensive options like chicken or vegetarian.

Upcoming Events

Experience the Colorado Convention Center

Trevor Noah Off the Record Tour
Trevor Noah - Off The Record Tour
  • Bellco Theatre
  • Mar 30, 2023
Great American RV Show
The Great American RV Show
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Mar 30, 2023 to Apr 1, 2023
Trevor Noah Off the Record tour
Trevor Noah - Off The Record Tour
  • Bellco Theatre
  • Mar 31, 2023
Elevate 2023 ASCD Annual Conference
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Mar 31, 2023 to Apr 3, 2023